Newspaper Page Text
Admiral Sims would have made a wonderful
banker, for he has demonstrated in several import
ant public positions that he is possessed of marvel
ous gifts ,that may be termed "business clairvoy
ancy." In other words, he can see beneath the sur
face, and that is a quality which your modern
banker must have.
The successful bank of today is somewhat differ
ent from that of our fathers' time. Then a bank
was simply a storage warehouse for money. Now
it is a veritable clearing house for all manner of
business and the banker of today must be prepared
to discuss with his clients all manner of business.
He is a sort of business counselor, willing and
able to offer sound advice upon a variety of sub
jects. This bank is modern in equipment and in
ideas. It offers you modern service and every
On this basis it solicits your business.
. Stockholders Meeting.
The annual meeting of the stock
- holders ot the Farmers & Merchants
Telephone Co. of Monroe City, Mo.
will be held at the office of the
Company at ten Oclock A. M. Sat
urday October 5ih 1918. for the
purpose of electing eleven directors
to serve for the ensuring year, and
for the transaction of such other
'business as may be desired.
L 0 Wilson, Pres.
H. J. Riley, assistant Secy.
The paper upon which the Liber
ty Bonds are printed is made of the
'wood spruce trees grown in the far
North. It is, perhaps, the most
valuable paper in the world and
counterfeiters would risk their lives
to get a few sheets of it It is made
by a secret process and is sold only
to our Government. Every shest is
accounted for from the time made
until printed and delivered to the
proper officials f the Government.
For the first issue $6,060,500 bonds
were printed, for the second, 17.
363.000; for the third. 21.100.000
- Important Notice.
Having been reclassffiedby the
District Board and pi need in Class I.
I am liable to be called now at any
date and am therefore forced to
close up my business in order to be
ready to answer the call. All those
owing me on account are asked to
please come forward and settle im
mediately so that I can close my
books and my business.
L L Lane, Tailor.
- A silo which was beirg built on a
farm near Linneus blew dovn re
cently while four men were working
on it. The man lowest down was
20 feet up and theTiighest 40 feet
above the ground All of them
came down in the wreck, but all of
them are up and around, the man
who took the 40 foot tumble having
come out with scarcely a scratch.
Aviators frequently fall further and
escape, bul there are no wings on h
If you owe the Farmers & Mer
chants Telephone Co, any thing pay
them before Oot. 1st.
How Far To Go?
We are often asked the question
"How far do the Allies have to go
before they get the Germans out of
It is seventy mires from Mont-
didier to the Belgian boundary and
about 170 miles from Mootdidier to
the German boundary. This repre i
sents the greatest distance. !
Rheims is about eighty-five miles :
from the Dearest German territory.!
Verdun about twenty-five miles. :
Nancy and Luneville about ten
miles. From there south the dis
tance becomes less, and at the i
south of the battle front the French-'
American line is on German soil to j
a maximum distance of about ten :
The question of territory, how
ever, is not the most important one
in trying for victory says the
Wichita (Kan.) Beacon. The real
aim of the Allies is to capture or
destroy the German armies and as
much as possible of their sun
To shove the German out of
France and Belgium a few miles at
a time in a straight push would be
a very long task indeed, to judge
from past progress Even if the
German armies should now with
draw to the Rhine they would njt
be beaten. The Kaiser would still
hold practically what he started out
to gain immense territory in the
East. It is, therefore evident that
nothing short of a sweeping mili
tary victory and a destruction of
the Kaiser's power will settle the
It should be borne in mind, there
fore, that the gains of territory on
the West front, happy and sigriifi
cant tho they be, are not in them
selves the important thing in the
fighting. The map does not tell
the story. It is the destroying and
capturing of German soldiers and
supplies and the strategetic move
ments whereby the Allies may com
pel the evacuation of large blocks
at a time that count.
In other words,. Germany may be
practically beateo before she gets
out of France and Belgium. This
seems to be the view of many mili
tary critics. One of the best in
formed writers of today declares if
Germany is unable to bold the old
Hindenburg line she faces a disas
ter that will be likely decisive of the
war. General Foch, of course,
knows this, and that is why he is
pressing the enemy sotlose as to
prevent his reorganizing the Hin
Have that family group made be
fore the boy goes to camp Miss
HORSES AND MULES
THE BUYERS THAT ALWAYS BUY
COME AND SEE US
Palmyra, Mo., Mitchell Barn, Thursday, September 19.
Hunnewell, Forenoon only, Friday, September 20.
Monroe City, Yates & Yates barn, Afternoon only, Friday, Sept. 20.
Shelbyville, Forenoon only, Saturday, September 21.
Shelbina, Worland barn, Afternoon only, Saturday, September 21.
100 Fat southern mares and geldings, 4 to 12 years old, 800 to 1150 lbs. 50 Shet
land ponies. Have special order for 200 mules 12 to 16 hands high and 5 to 10 yrs
old bring them in fat. 50 driying mares and horses. We have orders for all these
classes, and can. pay the highest market prices. We also buy blemished horses and
mares at blemished prices.
THINIC OF THE BOYS IN FRANCE
BUY W. S. S.
521 Main St. QUINCY, ILLINOIS
ADVANCE SHOWING OF
FALL and WINTER
For Women and Misses
Advance Showing Of
WOMEN'S FALL GOWNS
$15 to $75
Straight line, tunic or panel models; of tricotine or serge are
braided or embroidered with silk or metal thread; silk gowns
of tricolette, satin, meteor or Georgette; plain, embroidered
Advance Showing Of
S WINTER SUITS
Plaia tailored or richly fur trimmed models, with coat 6 in varying
lengths, of duotone, suede cloth, silveitone, bolivia. velour, broad
cloth or Oxford suitings, in new shades
Women's Winter Coats
Of Tailored Simplicity or Fur-trimmed
$20 to $150
Winter coats have a tendency toward narrower lines; many are
unbelted, with narrow or drop shoulders; graceful, looe
panels; wonderfully smart are the new shaped collars and cuffs
BUY NOW AND SAVE -
What the Scientific American
calls "a gun without a peer" is the
new 520 millimeter mobile howitzer
built by the Creusot works for the
French army. It is mounted on a
railroad carriage and fires a shell
2047 inches in diameter. It is a
fort wrecker, and one shell from it
is said to have sufficed to reduce
Fort Malmaison. on which the Ger
mans had spent so much time and
labor, to a pile of dust and debris
The Chilhowee correspondent of
The Warrensburg Star-Jiirnal says
that the pastor of the Methodist
Church there lately preached a ser
mon to show that the war is not the
greatest calamity the world ever
knew, but that original sin still holds
the belt. In other words, he' holds
that the Kaiser, who scornfully said
that women were only fit for child
ren, kitchen and Church, is still play
ing second fiddle to old Mother Eve.
The Kansas City Times is in
morning because it has discovered
that it does not know how to pro
nounce the name of the one towu in
France that it thought it could pro
nounce. Ham, the Times supposed
to be just plain Ham until a Ian
guage sharp came along and said it
was something between Aim Abm,
whereupon The Times vents its feel
ing by sayitig "Shucks!"
Alvin O'Connor is bemoaning the
death of Alvin Jr, says The Clifton
Hill Rustler. 'a little yellow dots.
which had been his constant com
panion for many months. Alvin Jr.
met his dHth under the wheels of an
automobile. He was the only dog
we ever saw,-The Rustler continues.
"that could go on three feet nil the
time and shiver on the hottest day
ever came " We trust that Alvin
Jr. has not gone to climate where it
is to hot even for him to shiver a
I have a limited number
of purebred Dark Brown
Legorn Cockrells for sale
if taken at once; price
S1.50 Each. -
Mrs. P. f.
Natl. Stock Yds.
Now is the time to have your
Christmas pictures made Miss